Jan. 1 @ 12:00am
RT @TajuanaCheshier: Colonial Middle School 8th graders in honors Spanish showcased Dia del os Muertos (Day of the Dead) projects today. ht…
A teacher spent two days shadowing students and came away with inspiration and sympathy. (Answer Sheet) The mother of a child with special needs notes problems with evaluating nonverbal children. (Uncommon Sense) Teachers unions are pressing Time Magazine to apologize for its cover story about “rotten apple” educators. (HuffPo) The KIPP charter network is moving beyond the basics […]
Multiple school bus crashes riles parents and more statewide news
State asks smaller company to develop next batch of standardized tests
Shelby County Schools next fall will slam the brakes on its practice of sharing buildings with Achievement School District charter schools, pulling hundreds of students out of up to 10 schools that otherwise would be co-located with charters, Chalkbeat has learned.
A student brought a gun to school after he felt threatened, Nashville reconsiders charter application process and more
Hopson will meet with state Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman Wednesday and plans to discuss the ASD takeover process.
KIPP looks to expand in Nashville, pulls out of ASD takeover process in Memphis
It was yet another flashpoint in what has become almost a ritual every fall in Memphis: tense face-to-face confrontations between community members and charter officials over the fate of chronically underperforming traditional public schools.
Two charter operators abruptly dropped plans to take over struggling Shelby County schools as part of the state-run Achievement School District. The decision means South Side Middle and A.B. Hill Elementary will not be taken over next year. Florida-Kansas could still be taken over by Scholar Academies.
On Friday, the State Board of Education will finalize its role as authorizer when it votes on the the policies they will use to hold the schools it authorizes accountable.
Study shows use of teacher leadership expands and more education news
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